Deborah Robbins flexes her planning muscles.

eRecords 2018: Data Mapping and Agile Development

Data Mapping: Finding An Organization’s True Treasure If you missed Deborah Robbins of Paypal after lunch, you missed a true treasure. Her highly entertaining and informative talk focused on data mapping from a records management perspective. The kind of data mapping Ms. Robbins encouraged brings together the strengths of a traditional records inventory and an…

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How long do we keep expunction orders?

Picture this: you’ve gathered up all the records subject to an expunction order and you’re ready to return, destroy or redact them as directed by the court. Then you look at the expunction order. It identifies the person in the order and it’s a government record. What do you do with it? Based on how…

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e-Records 2017: “The Public Information Act and Updates from the 85th Legislative Session”

This is the second post of a multi-part recap of the 2017 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the conference are available on the e-Records 2017 website. Information Governance: Take Control and Succeed The Public Information Act and Updates from the 85th Legislative Session After the Opening Remarks, Justin Gordon from the Office of the Attorney…

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FAQ: Are Text Messages Records?

It’s been almost 6 years since we addressed this question originally. In that time, the popularity of text messaging (“texting”) has skyrocketed while awareness that text messages (“texts”) are potentially government records has increased very little. Here we go again! The definition of a government record in Texas is media neutral. A record is defined…

e-Records 2016 Conference Sessions Recap: “Process Mapping as a Best Practice” and “Email Redactions Made Easy”

This is the third post of a multi-part recap of the 2016 e-Records Conference. Presentation materials from the conference are available on the e-Records 2016 website. 1. At the Intersection of Technology and Records Management 2. “Accessing the Texas Digital Archive” and “Enterprise Information Management in Sharepoint 2016” 3. “Process Mapping as a Best Practice” and “Email…

FAQ: What is a Countywide RMO?

Updated May 2020 If you work in a county government, you might have heard us use the phrase countywide RMO. Today’s topic is about who the countywide records management officer (RMO) is and what they do. The commissioners court designates an individual to serve as the countywide RMO. That person then serves as the RMO for…